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  1. Are you going to the downtown location? I think it's the most authentic. Absolutely you need to try the Carne Seca. It's their signature dish and I think they still dry it on the rooftop at that location. https://www.elcharrocafe.com/ Tableside guacamole is overpriced but fun. Fajitas or tamales can be decent. And if you want really good Sonoran cuisine with delicious moles, consider visiting Cafe Poca Cosa. A bit more upscale, more adventurous flavours. https://cafepocacosatucson.com/
  2. Funny to see the animals move in, where did you sit? 🙂
  3. Mmm! Apricot goes so well with curry! One of my favourite beverages with a curry is St. Ambroise's Apricot Wheat Ale (Quebec, Canada) or Pyramid Brewing's Apricot Ale (Seattle). I'm sure other breweries make similar ones. Looks like a lovely meal, @Anna N, @Kerry Beal.
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    2018 Holiday Cooking and Baking

    The easy way to deal with this may be to make two smaller batches, one with onion and one without and see which he prefers.
  5. ThermoWorks has the Thermapen on sale this weekend again (through today only, I guess) for $79.20 instead of the usual $99. This is the Mk4, the new one with the auto-rotate display. https://www.thermoworks.com/Thermapen-Mk4
  6. But have you used it for dehydration, @andiesenji? How did that work out? Edited to add: I have no doubts about the basic oven
  7. Has anyone tried this? What about you, @Ann_T?
  8. Costco US has the Oster French Door digital countertop oven on sale for $99.99, $40 off the regular price. https://www.costco.com/Oster-Digital-French-Door-Countertop-Oven.product.100407110.html
  9. I see that Costco US has the Oster French Door Oven (digital) on sale right now for $99.99 through November 26th. They say that sale price is $40 off. I'm almost tempted because I really like the idea of side-opening ovens, but the usual lament here - lack of space! Sometimes I think ditching the big oven makes sense, just go with cooktop (induction, in my case) and use a couple of the better quality toaster ovens - CSO, Oster. Edited to add the link: https://www.costco.com/Oster-Digital-French-Door-Countertop-Oven.product.100407110.html
  10. Saladish: A Crunchier, Grainier, Herbier, Heartier, Tastier Way with Vegetables, by Ilene Rosen, which was mentioned in the Cookbooks 2018 thread, is only $2.99 right now on Amazon US, I am not currently a Prime member.
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    Cookbooks 2018

    I was just perusing this thread and see a few of the Kindle versions of the books mentioned seemed to priced quite well right now at Amazon. Of course, the prices could change at any time. Season: Big Flavors, Beautiful Food by Nik Sharma is $9.43. Saladish by Ilene Rosen is only $2.99. How to Eat a Peach by Diana Henry is $7.99
  12. Really? Wow! Good for him, that's truly very impressive and must be very hard work! I'm not saying it well, I really bow to him. 🙂
  13. That is always the best way!
  14. I assume this cannot be plugged in to a regular countertop outlet. It would seem odd to me to use a higher amperage outlet just for a hob rather than a full cooktop or range. But I can see the appeal of an all-metal induction range for someone like yourself who really loves their copper. Surprised to see you springing hundreds of dollars for any type of induction though, you seemed pretty negative about them.
  15. The dimensions in the second link provided up above show 14 x 6 x 16 inches, so I'm thinking it's a hob.
  16. @weedy, how's your induction range holding up? @Anna N, I assume yours is still going strong? Mine is about four years old now and I love it. Cooktop is so easy to clean and so pleasant to cook with during summer heat. I love that the oven racks are coated with porcelain, so they stay in the oven during cleaning and just need the usual quick wipe afterwards. Convection seems to work pretty well on it and I like the controls and look of it. I did buy the Sears extended warranty, wish I hadn't now, but I did have it for three years before Sears went pfft so it might have been useful and it wasn't that expensive. I really hope my Kenmore induction range keeps on going, I really like it. The price was very reasonable, under $1,200 Cdn including taxes. But if it did break down and wasn't possible to repair for a reasonable price, I would still want to buy another induction model.
  17. Having problems editing the above post, but wanted to add that some reviews are gushing, like this one: So, no excuse for some of us not to set up an extra Instant Pot, right? Seriously, it doesn't look like a bad way to store an IP and its accessories if you have just a little bit of space.
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    The Disgusting Food Museum

    In Sweden, eh? I hope they include lutfisk (lutefisk).
  19. Target is selling an Instant Pot stand. Well, they just call it a Round Metal Utility Cart, but the review section is filled with Instant Pot comments and photos, like this:
  20. First and Last? Ha, good one!
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    How do you decide what to cook

    There's a site called The Dinner Daily which gives you meal plans and shopping lists for some of your local stores, based on the flyer sales. Unfortunately, only in the US as far as I know. But it's free for two weeks, if you wanted to give it a try anyway! I'm thinking of trying it out next time we are in the US for an extended visit. I don't think they include smaller stores, like Trader Joe's, unfortunately. https://thedinnerdaily.com/
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Looks really tasty. I also really like the design on those drinking glasses.
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    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    I keep forgetting to take pictures but we haven't been doing much that is very unique lately either. Though we really did enjoy @JohnT's marinade/glaze for ribs. (Forgot the 'after' picture) And again made IP pork ribs with CSO steam-roasted potatoes and the last tomatoes from my deck garden. Had some corn on the cob also, not pictured.
  24. yeah, I think it's hideous. I couldn't believe it when I read the reviews, many of them going on about how lovely the design was. Then I noticed that many of them ended with this phrase: I have to emphasize that if I won this thing, I'd donate it pronto. And secretly, because I wouldn't want anyone to know it originated with me.
  25. I tend to agree with FP on this one.